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17 Jun 2012 description

CAFOD and other aid agencies met the President of Niger to discuss the food crisis that is devastating large parts of West Africa.

Geoff O’Donoghue, the Director of our International Division, met President Issoufou Mahamadou on 13 June at a high-level government meeting. He joined other members of the Sahel Working Group – a network of British aid agencies working in West Africa – in welcoming the government of Niger’s early response to the crisis.

18 Jan 2012 description

“If we take action now, it will cost us many times less than if we wait until it's a catastrophe,” says CAFOD’s Philippe Mougin, as millions face food shortages in west Africa.

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18 Feb 2008 description

As concern mounts over Chad, CAFOD calls on EU member states to re-assess their support for the country's President Deby

CAFOD has called on member states of the European Union, especially France, to look closer to home at their own role in Chad, currently under a state of emergency following a rebellion at the start of February.

Recent weeks have seen politically-motivated arrests and disappearances of civilians who share the same ethnic identity as the rebels, bringing into serious question the unconditional support given to Chadian President Idriss Deby by the international …

16 May 2007 description

CAFOD director Chris Bain has travelled to Darfur to see how your donations can help those affected by the spiralling humanitarian and security crisis in this region of Sudan

During a week long visit, Chris is visiting the camps to see for himself the life-saving work that CAFOD has been supporting as well as meeting with ACT/Caritas staff and with key UN officials from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

More than 200,000 people have been killed and two million others driven from their homes since clashes first erupted between Sudanese government forces, …

10 Jun 2004 description

Fighting in the Darfur province of western Sudan has prompted one of the world's worst humanitarian crises in more than a decade. The conflict has forced over one million people to flee their homes.

13 May 2004 description

What caused the conflict in the Darfur region?

11 May 2004 description

Life in the the little village of Mahamata in Chad is hard and villagers eek out an existence from near desert conditions. But this village has collectively performed an act of outstanding generosity by taking in around 1800 families of refugees, increasing the population by 11 to one.

10 May 2004 description

Time is running out for as many as 150,000 refugees who have fled the Darfur region in western Sudan for camps in neighbouring Chad.

05 May 2004 description

Caritas Internationalis, the worldwide network of Catholic relief and development agencies of which CAFOD is a member, has launched an urgent appeal to raise £900,000 for Sudanese refugees of the West Darfour crisis.

18 Feb 2004 description

Just as the 20-year long civil war in Sudan nears a conclusion at talks in Kenya, a new refugee crisis has emerged due to a year-long conflict in the western region of Darfur.